The last few posts we have been dealing with Jesus and His encounter with the woman at the well. What we saw was that Jesus went through Samaria because He had a divine appointment with the woman at the well. Jesus was reaching out to this woman who was an outcast in a whole region of outcast. Jesus was willing to defile himself so that he could reach out to this woman. Jesus encountered her with the truth in live and then shared with her that she needed to worship in spirit and in truth. If you do not know the story click here and read it.
We ended with Jesus revealing to the woman that He was the Messiah and the woman at this point comes to realize that Jesus is the Messiah. What happens then is we see that when God encounters happen, things that were important then seem insignificant. She was so excited when she realizes who Jesus was that she left the water pot! She was so excited that she went and began telling others about Christ! What happened to her? She got transformed and when that happened she got a whole new perspective on life. All the sudden getting water was the last thing on the list when there were lots of other people who needed to hear what Christ had to say and be transformed by Him. Let me ask you – are the things that you think are important in life – are they really important? The things that you argue and fuss and fight over – the things that frustrate you and make you mad – are they really important things or are they water pots that need to be left so that you can tell others about Jesus? Please leave the water pots behind and tell others about Him!
That then leads to this: God encounters cause people to have to share who Jesus is and what he does for them . Christ encountered her and she could not contain herself. She left the water pots and told the others to come and see! It was not a choice for her – I see that she was so excited about Christ that it just poured out of her. She wanted others to know the joy and the excitement of finding Christ! Have you been a believer in Jesus so long that you lost the excitement and the joy? Has it become more about you getting water for yourself than is about bring others and telling others about the living water? Have you lost the joy of seeing others come to Christ and your focus is now on insignificant things? Have you found the living water and have you allowed Him to change you from the inside out? I pray that you have!
What we see is this woman is a real woman. She cares enough about others at this point that she is willing to go and tell them about Jesus. She cares enough about others that she trying to get everyone she can to come with her to meet Jesus! What we see is that the Bible tells us that many believed because of her testimony – her changed life and her telling them about Christ. After that they believed not because of her but because they then met Jesus face to face! What we see in all of this is: when God encounters one person it can lead to many having God encounters and having their lives transformed. When was the last time you saw someone transformed by the power Christ? When was the last time you told anyone about Jesus and His powerful and amazing love? It is our job to be like this woman – the woman at the well.
What are your thoughts on this? Do you have any water pots that need left behind? Are you excited about the things of Christ?